Sterup in Lincoln this weekend

There is a name that is often overlooked when it comes to the offensive line commits. You have Moore, Klachko and Reeves who were some of the earliest commits for Nebraska. But if you stopped there you would miss one that might have the most upside of the bunch. Zach Sterup, a 6-foot-9 and 270-pound offensive tackle from Hastings (Nebr.) St. Cecilia is in Lincoln this weekend.

When you look at the commitment list at potential to be great your eyes have to stop on the name of Zach Sterup. On size alone, the frame stands out at 6-foot-9 and 270-pounds. You combine good athleticism though and it's just a matter of putting on weight and carrying weight for Sterup at the collegiate level.

Sterup committed to Nebraska back in June of 2010 and has been a mainstay at home games as an unofficial visitor. Up until this weekend Zach hadn't taken his official visit to Nebraska.

"Zach is in Lincoln this weekend," Doug Sterup, Zach's father, said. "There is not a ton of stuff between Zach and Matt (Sterup) between going down there, game days and stuff that we haven't seen.

"We do want to look at the living facilities. We hear that there are some pretty nice dorms that we want to try and get into. We want to check those out. There are also some academic things. I am thinking it will be a low-key weekend."

A low-key weekend because Zach has been in Lincoln quite a bit this season already. Zach and his family were on a lot of unofficial visits to Lincoln and since the end of the season they have hosted the Nebraska staff a few times.

"We have been down there a lot of times this season to go to the games of course. Then Barney has been out to see us a couple of times since the end of the season. All of those visits are a big reason why the official visit got pushed off."

Sterup plays multiple sports at Hastings (Nebr.) St. Cecilia and he is trying to help St. Cecilia win their fourth straight state title in basketball. It was a rough start mostly because of how late the football season ran and ran into the start of basketball.

"Zach is playing basketball right now. St. Cecilia has won three state titles in a row. I think that our record is 9-4. We really struggled out of the gate because football lasted so late.

"I think that Zach played his first basketball game this season after only three or four practices because of football playoffs. That opening weekend we lost two games. We are getting better going into the conference tournament."

Doug said that Zach has had a good season so far in basketball. Out of the gates Zach had to shoulder a hefty load being that he was the only returning starter and that a lot of players were injured early in the season.

"Zach has done well in basketball. There were a lot of injuries early to the team. He is really the only returning starter on the team so early on he tried to shoulder the burden the on the scoring end. Guys a tricking back onto the team from injuries and it's spreading the scoring and they are deeper."

Signing day at St. Cecilia is just around the corner and Mr. Sterup said that things are usually locally televised and at the school during the morning. "Typically they will coordinate things with the local press. I would guess that it's early to mid morning at the library up at the school."


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